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    About ten years ago I was driving back here from Perth with my brother in the County in January. Between Esperance and Norseman, about twenty kilometres north of Salmon Gums, we found a Corolla pulled up by the roadside. There was a young couple there, and they had a problem. LH back tyre was flat. There was a spare, but no tools. They had driven from Kalgoorlie to Esperance, and were on their way back. And she announced she was going to kill her brother, who, we gathered, had borrowed the tools out of her car, and presumably not returned them.

    We managed to get her changed with some difficulty, mainly because the wheel nuts and the winch for the spare needed a socket size that was not in the limited set I had on board. We managed somehow, I can't remember exactly. The biggest issue was that everything metal was too hot to touch without gloves. Must have been around 45C in the shade - and there wasn't any (shade that is).
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    I managed to get the attention of a woman driver one day after much headlight flashing and told her a rear tyre was flat and she was driving on the rim. "Well I don't know how to change it" she said" My husband will have to do it" and drove off sending more sparks everywhere.
    I would have offered to change it but her attitude was not the best.
    Sometimes though I won't help people especially when they're sleazy types like the bloke at the local servo recently.... there I am checking and pumping a tyre and this bloke just ups and asks 'Do my tyres for me please, I don't know how to".
    "Well now's the time to learn" I said and gave him the hose.
    Grown bloke doesn't know how to do something as simple as that! I suspect he just liked getting others to do stuff so he wouldn't get his hands dirty. I won't mention where he was from as there'd be accusations of racism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATH View Post
    I managed to get the attention of a woman driver one day after much headlight flashing and told her a rear tyre was flat and she was driving on the rim. "Well I don't know how to change it" she said" My husband will have to do it" and drove off sending more sparks everywhere.
    I would have offered to change it but her attitude was not the best.
    Sometimes though I won't help people especially when they're sleazy types like the bloke at the local servo recently.... there I am checking and pumping a tyre and this bloke just ups and asks 'Do my tyres for me please, I don't know how to".
    "Well now's the time to learn" I said and gave him the hose.
    Grown bloke doesn't know how to do something as simple as that! I suspect he just liked getting others to do stuff so he wouldn't get his hands dirty. I won't mention where he was from as there'd be accusations of racism.
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    Er I think you gave him the wrong info and that it was just bad luck that he had blowouts as the maximum pressure for a BFG AT is 65PSI (depending on size) and it has the greatest load rating at maximum pressure.
    The chart shows it.
    IT of course depends on the size of the tyres on the car.psi_per_load.jpg



    By reducing pressure a lot the load rating of the tyre is reduced by a lot , which would increase the danger of blowout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipA View Post
    Er I think you gave him the wrong info and that it was just bad luck that he had blowouts as the maximum pressure for a BFG AT is 65PSI (depending on size) and it has the greatest load rating at maximum pressure.
    The chart shows it.
    IT of course depends on the size of the tyres on the car.psi_per_load.jpg



    By reducing pressure a lot the load rating of the tyre is reduced by a lot , which would increase the danger of blowout.
    Regards PhilipA
    I only went on someone blowing 2 tyres within 250km in 45+ degree heat . I never told him to continue to his destination with no spare either , I stopped because I could see the predicament he was in on soft ground with not being able to jack the car to get the tyre off.. plus working in the sun in that heat and humidity brings you undone very quickly , especially if you are not a local who is used to it

    If his brand new spare was pumped up by the tyre shop who supplied them I would assume they would have a pressure in them they found acceptable. In the end all my advice was that I thought 60psi was to high in these conditions. We always drop our tyre pressure on our trucks and trailers this time of year due to the temperatures experienced up here this time of year , very often around 50 degrees

    I can see by the chart that possibly it wasnít, if out of the 6 sizes listed on that chart he had either of the 2 that allowed for the 60+psi pressure.

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    If it was a 7 metre boat, then it would come in around 2.5 tonne to 2.75 tonne. No need for 60 psi, if that's the case, in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saitch View Post
    No need for 60 psi, if that's the case, in my opinion.
    I would hate to think what the ride would be like at those pressures....

    Nice looking Mustang in the middle of the Logan Motorway today,pointing the wrong way, with all tyres blown,and 3 unmarked police cars beside it.

    i dont think they needed any help so didnt stop

    i think the Tyre shredder did its job
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesfam View Post
    It's not always appreciated when you stop to help.
    I was travelling the Normanton to Burketown road & came a cross a small soft roader on the side of the road at a funny angle, drivers door open & engine running. I walked around the car, could see no one, gave a Coee, no response.
    Walked into the bush a bit to find a young lady had been court short!
    For some reason I got a mouth full!
    Quickly went on my way.
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    Had something similar happen, years ago a client who became more of a friend invited me to an Oktoberfest as he was German, we spent a lovely afternoon and evening there and decided to leave, I drove out first and noticed when I turned at a set of traffic lights he continued straight on, thinking he was getting lost now that it was dark, I did a u-turn, raced after him and just saw him turn into a side street, he finally slowed and stopped so I jumped out and went to the passenger door to tell him to follow me, only to have it open and his wife throw up narrowly missing my shoes! Turns out Anne was a coeliac and the different foods had upset her stomach, and he was just looking for a quiet place to stop.
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